Mood disorder treatment helps those who suffer from bipolar disorder, depression, or other mood disorders find the treatment and support they need to take back control of their lives. Mood disorders involve more than emotional imbalances or disturbances. They also have physical, mental, social and professional repercussions. Mood disorder impacts each individual differently and should be treated with personalized attention.

Types of Mood Disorders

The most common form of mood disorder is major depression. Depression can make it difficult for those who suffer from it to function day to day. Individuals with major depression tend to suffer episodes more than once in a lifetime.

Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness) affects an estimated 5.7 million Americans. Bipolar disorder causes major swings in mood from very high to very low, sometimes without warning. These swings may encourage hyper or reckless behavior.

Dysthymia is a milder form of depression. The term applies to depression lasting two or more years. Dysthymia is not as chronic as major depression, but can make functioning very difficult.

Other forms of depression include seasonal affective disorder, psychotic depression, and postpartum depression.

Co-occurring Disorders

Some mood disorders are triggered or worsened by drug addiction and substance abuse. Among co-occurring disorders, substance abuse and mood disorder most often go hand-in-hand. Because the two conditions are related and may enable the other, both should be diagnosed and treated simultaneously. If one is left untreated, it may worsen or cause relapse in the individual impacted. This relapse spurs a harmful cycle that can only be broken when every aspect of the disorders is properly treated.

Finding the right mood disorder treatment can be a difficult task to face alone. Heather R. Hayes & Associates helps clients to find trusted treatments which offer respect, support, and proven results. If you need help navigating the complexities of treatment for mood disorder, please give our office a call.